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About…. EREF

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization that traces its roots to1994. EREF’s mission is to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. This mission would not be possible without the generosity of donors and supporters as well as the Board of Directors and Research Council who provide their time and resources to direct EREF’s efforts.

Through its four core programs, Research Grants, Scholarships, Education and Data & Policy, EREF is leading the way to a more sustainable future for solid waste management. EREF is one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research and scholarships in North America, having awarded 64 scholarships to Masters and Doctoral candidates since 1998 and funded 92 research projects since 1992.

To learn more about EREF and its mission, please visit www.erefdn.org.

About…. The California High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.